1.Ministry of AYUSH Constitutes a 16-member Committee to Prepare a Yoga Protocol for Diabetes Control
The Ministry of AYUSH has constituted a 16-member committee under the chairmanship of Dr. H.R. Nagendra, Chancellor, S-Vyasa University, to prepare a Yoga Protocol for Diabetes Control.
2.Goa Distributes Pink Teddy Bears to First-Time Female Voters
In a move to encourage active participation in the assembly poll especially by women voters, the government of Goa on February 4, 2017 conducted a unique experiment, which involved giving away 600 pink teddy bears to first time women voters across the state.
3.Qatar Airways Launches World’s Longest Flight
The Qatar Airways has launched the World’s longest scheduled commercial service to ply between Doha to Auckland.
4.Mexico & Turkey Agrees to Speed Up Negotiations for Free Trade Agreement Mexico and Turkey on February 3, 2017 agreed to speed up negotiations on bilateral free trade agreement facing US President threat to leave North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
5.Ministry of Coal to Open Coal-Mining Market for First Time in Four Decades
The Susheel Kumar, Coal Secretary, Ministry of Coal, has informed that India has planned to allow the non-state mining companies for the first time in four decade to mine and sell coal.
6.Alastair Cook Rewarded Top British Honor By Prince Charles
The England Test captain Alastair Cook was honored with the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace, London on February 4,2017.
7.Arun M Kumar Appointed as the Chairman and CEO of KPMG India
i. Leading professional services firm KPMG India has appointed the former US government official Arun M Kumar as the Chairman and CEO to lead KPMG India operations.
8.Sasikala Sworn in as AIADMK Legislature Party Leader
Tamil Nadu’s political party AIADMK has elected Sasikala Natarajan as the Legislative Party leader on February 5, 2017.
9.Google to Sell its Satellite Imaging Company to Startup Firm Planet Labs
Technology giant Google has announced to sell its Terra Bella business which includes a group of SkySat Earth imaging satellites to an imaging start-up, Planet Labs on February 3, 2017.
10.World’s Smallest Pacemaker Unveiled in US
Oncologists in United States successfully implanted World’s smallest pacemaker,Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS), in a patient in US.
11.Scientists Discovers a New Ghost Shark Species
Scientists have discovered a new species of Ghost Shark in Belize, which was previously unknown.
12.Vijay Goel lays foundation stone of CoE for Para Sports in Gujarat
i. Sports Minister Vijay Goel laid the foundation stone of the India’s first Center of Excellence for Para Sports to help para athletes in showcasing their skills and talent further both at the national and international level in Gujarat on February 5, 2017.
13.Sharath Kamal wins his 7th natl crown at the 11Even Sports Senior Table Tennis Nationals
Veteran Achanta Sharath Kamal won the men’s singles title after defeating Soumyajit Ghosh. This is Kamal’s seventh national crown at the 11Even Sports Senior Table Tennis Nationals hels at the Manesar Sports Club in Haryana.
14.Indian Team Defeats Malaysia to Win Gold in Asian Junior Squash
India’s boy team defeated Malaysia 2-0 on February 5, 2017 in Hong Kong to clinch the gold medal at the Asian Junior Squash championship.
15.Bangladesh Awami League Leader Suranjit Sengupta Dies
Suranjit Sengupta Das, the Hindu politician in the ruling Bangladesh Awami League died on February 5, 2017 in Dhaka. He was 72.
16.Eminent litterateur Pathani Patnaik passes away at 89
Eminent educationist and litterateur Pathani Patnaik passed away on February 4, 2017 at his residence at Kanika Chhak in Cuttack. He was 89.
17.Renowned Pakistani Urdu Author Bano Qudsia Dies at 88
Renowned Urdu novelist and playwriter from Pakistan, Bano Qudsia, passed away on February 4, 2017 in Lahore. She was 88.